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How pH of Soil affects a Plants Growth For the experimental aspect of the research report four sets of two plants are to be studied They must either be checked according to size for the same height or started from seed to ensure equality Two identical sets of roses are to be cultivated as well as two sets of corn plants The flora must all be given the same amount of water and sunlight each day The only variable to be changed is pH One of each set will be planted in the acidic soil and one set will be rooted in a basic soil After the research is conducted pH will be presumably have a strong effect on the growth of both plants It is believed that the roses growth will be more pH dependant than the corn plants The pH level of the surrounding soil can have extreme results on the growth rate and overall health of a plant The pH is technically defined as the negative base ten logarithm of the effective hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter It is measured on a scale of 1-14 with each reading being shown as an acid base or a neutral solution If the measurement is less than 7 it is considered an acid Such acids are vinegar orange juice and battery fluid If the measurement is over 7 it is considered a base solution Some examples of these solutions are lye Tums brand medicine and baking soda If a solution has exactly one acid part for each base part it has a pH of 7 and called a neutral solution Test kits are available for measuring the acidity of a solution They are in pill drop or powder form Also battery operated digital electronic meters are sold commercially Two plants that may have adverse reactions to different pH levels are corn and roses Corn is a much simpler plant with
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